m. bef 1730
Facts and Events
John Falls was married twice, the name of his first spouse is unknown. His second wife was Martha Ann Nisbit, whom he married in 1761. She had two previous marriages to 1) Israel Pickens (bef. 1728) and 2) John Clark (abt 1755).
Information is from calgrups376@@yahoo.com.
According to other family trees, the original name, in Scotland, was MacFall. The sons dropped the "Mac" when they immigrated to America.
Other notes on John Falls, from Delijim@aol.com:
Rowan County, NC queriesy:
FALLS, FAULS, FAWLS
Posted by Linda Couture <Bucky535@aol.com> on Wed, 03 Dec 1997
Surnames: FALLS, FAULS, FAWLS,
I am researching the FALLS/FAWLS/FAULS family. They settled on the Catawba River near Lincoln County in the 1700s. The first settler was Thomas Falls. He had a son James Falls who married Rachel Clayton in Rowan County in 1772. I am interested in the origin of the family and their arrival in N.C. Am also curious as to whether James Falls may have fought in the Revolutionary War. The family reportedly was in the vicinity of King's Mountain and Fallston as well. and Fallston as well.
Posted by jan falls miyasaki <firstname.lastname@example.org> on Wed, 04 Nov 1998, in response to FALLS, FAULS, FAWLS, posted by Linda Couture on Wed, 03 Dec 1997
john falls sr. son of charles, came to rowan county n.c. with his son john falls jr. in 1753. his estate was settled by his wife, martha, and son gilbreath, who was at this time sheriff of rowan county, n.c.
Falls Family Connection
Posted by Roy Robinson <Rrob27102@aol.com> on Thu, 17 Dec 1998, in response to CLAYTON, COOK, COOKE, DAVIDSON, DODSON, FALLS, LAMBERT, NEILL, OLIPHANT, THOMPSON, posted by Virginia S. Green on Thu, 27 Nov 1997
Surnames: FALLS, NEILL, CLAYTON
Sarah Neill who married Andrew Falls is my GGGG-grandmother. The John Falls mentioned in your post,who married Rachel Clayton is the brother of my Andrew Falls. I have lots of info on the Falls family to share. Would like to know more on the Sarah Neill.
CLAYTON, COOK, COOKE, DAVIDSON, DODSON, FALLS, LAMBERT, NEILL, OLIPHANT, THOMPSON
Posted by Virginia S. Green <GGreen2158@aol.com> on Thu, 27 Nov 1997
Surnames: CLAYTON, COOK, COOKE, DAVIDSON, DODSON, FALLS, LAMBERT, NEILL, OLIPHANT, THOMPSON,
George CLAYTON b. c. 1723 (perhaps VA); d. will probated Rowan Co., NC 1786; wife Sarah (DODSON? LAMBERT?), will probated Iredell Co. NC 1800; believed to have lived in present day Iredell Co. Children: (1) Henrietta CLAYTON b. ca. 1745; married: Alexander DAVIDSON (most of their descendants went to TN but some remained in Iredell Co.); (2) Rebecca CLAYTON b. ca. 1747; d. perhaps 1782; married Robert OLIPHANT; (3) Rachel CLAYTON b. ca. 1749; d. before 1800; married: John FALLS; (4) George CLAYTON b. c. 1751; d.1814 (will Iredell Co., NC)married: Margaret (Peggy) THOMPSON (many of their descendants went to Buncombe and Henderson Counties.); (5) Margaret CLAYTON b. c. 1753; married: Robert NEILL; (6) Lambert CLAYTON b. 1755; d. 1828 married: Sarah DAVIDSON; (7) Ann CLAYTON b. ca. 1757; married: Thomas COOK (or COOKE); and (8)Hannah CLAYTON married:James NEILL. Sarah CLAYTON in her will mentions the following grandchildren: 1. Ann NEILL (probably the daughter of Margaret Neill); 2. Betsey NEILL (also probably the daughter of Margaret NEILL); Sarah Scott NEILL (also probably the daughter of Marget NEILL); Sarah CLAYTON (not sure which son she belongs to; and Lambert OLIPHANT (at this point I assume that his mother died before 1783 when it appears his father married again) I have information on many descendants but I am particularly interested in proving George CLAYTON's (1723-1786) father. s (1723-1786) father.
Posted by Marcy Porter <email@example.com> on Sat, 30 Jan 1999, in response to CLAYTON, COOK, COOKE, DAVIDSON, DODSON, FALLS, LAMBERT, NEILL, OLIPHANT, THOMPSON, posted by Virginia S. Green on Thu, 27 Nov 1997
Surnames: NEILL, FALLS, CLAYTON, CLINTON
James NEILL who married Hannah CLAYTON was the son of William NEILL and Mary (Polly) CLINTON. William's brother Andrew was the father of Sarah NEILL who married Andrew FALLS. The father of William and Andrew NEILL was also named William NEILL. The mother was named Sarah, but her maiden name is unknown to us at this time. It is possible that she was Sarah FALLS. This speculation is based on the fact that brothers William and Andrew NEILL each named a son Gilbraith/Gilbreath Falls NEILL. Also, William's and Andrew's *brother* James stated in his pension application that he had served under his uncle, Gilbreath FALLS. It also appears that Robert NEILL who married Margaret CLAYTON was the son of John NEILL, another brother of William and Andrew.
With the close association of these families over several generations, it seems likely that the wife of the elder William NEILL could be a FALLS. But "likely" isn't proof! Can someone shed some light on this problem?